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Creative Writing

Writer's Block

Writer's Block is Rider's Student Club for Writers. We bring authors to campus, run writing workshops, and set up student readings from time to time. 

Our current president is Andrew Martinez. Faculty sponsor is Dr. Mickey Hess. Please contact either of us for more information.

Our Writers on Campus Series has brought in authors such as:

Novelist and NPR’s This American Life contributor Hillary Frank

 Poet and novelist Tao Lin

Memoirist and journalist Al Burian

Novelist and playwright Joe Meno

Author and The New Yorker columnist Ben Greenman

Literary Publicist Lauren Cerand

Memoirist and Hip Hop Musician Percy Carey

Nonfiction Author and Black Entertainment Television (BET) executive Thembisa M’Shaka

Poet and novelist Shane Jones

Novelist and lit-journal editor Todd Dills

Writer's Block

Writer's Block: we bring writers to Rider.

Press we have gotten:

Joe Meno
Shane Jones
Masta Ace 
Al Burian
MF Grimm
Ben Greenman

Authors we've brought in:

Hillary Frank
Tao Lin
Lauren Cerand
Thembisa M'Shaka
Greg Nice
D. Shanks aka Traum Diggs
Buddha Monk

Who brings you writers and rappers in the same series? No one.

Wait, we mean no one but us.

Contact Faculty Sponsor Dr. Mickey Hess or Student President Corinne Anderson for more info.